Black Romance Matters with Funmi B.: Equivalent Exchange by Christina C. Jones
Funmi (romance reader, reviewer, aspiring writer), a fierce and passionate advocate for Black romance, shares her own story of becoming a romance reader, and we discuss who is worthy of a Happily Ever After.
This week’s romance worth reading is Equivalent Exchange by Christina C. Jones. We discuss themes of therapy, health literacy, and what Black contemporary authors are doing to destigmatize mental health in their communities. We also talk about how books might not be for you...but why you should still read them.
- Equivalent Exchange - Christina C. Jones
Guest: Funmi B.
Twitter: @FunmiReadsHEAs https://twitter.com/FunmiReadsHEAs
(Available on Kindle Unlimited)
Content Warning: off-page domestic and sexual abuse
Foreverby Judy Blume
Top 3 Beverly Jenkins Books:
Indigo Breathless Captured Bollywood Brideby Sonali Dev
Funmi’s favorite sour beer: Raspberry Crush by Ten Barrel Brewing Company
Where Should We Begin, podcast with couple’s therapy: https://www.estherperel.com/podcast
Funmi’s guest post on Ana Coqui’s website about reading romance/Beverly Jenkins: https://www.anacoqui.com/2019/07/guest-post-thank-you-beverly-jenkins-by-funmi-baker.html
Tasha L. Harrison response to Rebekah Weatherspoon Tweet: https://twitter.com/tashalharrison/status/1196934724524134401
Kate Clayborn - Frolic article: “Face Value: ‘Natural’ Beauty, Cosmetic Surgery, and the Woman You’re Not Supposed to Love in Romance Novels” https://frolic.media/face-value-natural-beauty-cosmetic-surgery-and-the-woman-youre-not-supposed-to-love-in-romance-novels/
Trope Town: Therapy/Healing/Growth
Care for Meby Bria Felicien Determining Possessionby Christina C. Jones Encore for Loveby Alexandra Warren In His Cornerby Alexandra Warren Someone Seeking Someone Elseby Nicole Falls Beard in Mindby Penny Reid (Penny is a guest on an upcoming episode!) A Duke by Defaultby Alyssa Cole Teach Meby Olivia Dade (upcoming episode book pick by Denise Williams!) Fallby Kristen Callihan Serving Pleasureby Alisha Rai Best of Luckfrom the Chance of a Lifetime Series by Kate Clayborn (Kate was the guest in episode 11!) Getting Schooledby Christina C. Jones Get a Life, Chloe Brownby Talia Hibbert Work for Itby Talia Hibbert Heroby Lauren Rowe
B.andherbooks, Spaamanda_4, HannahHeartsRomance
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